Rudy Vallee — A one of a kind Record: The Drunkard Song 1934 (Laughing version)

Thanks to warholsoup100

Sometimes a lyric is too stupid to sing. I’m surprised Rudy Vallee made it as far into the song as he did before he started laughing. But, this record for the record company was a happy accident, because it outsold the record by Rudy Vallee without the hysterics.   The A&R man who arranged the session is very lucky. Releasing it was nonetheless a stroke of genius. I don’t recall another record like it.

Rudy Vallee, was a fixture on Radio and phonograph records from the 1920’s to the 40’s, he was in motion pictures from the 1920’s through the 1970’s, although I only saw him in International House and The Palm Beach Story. He was on television from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.

I also remember he made the Los Angeles Area television news, when he wanted to rename the street next to his house Rue De Vallee. The L.A. City Council turned him down. My mother despised him, which came out during the street renaming episode. But, I would say he had a very impressive career.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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